• Bowling on Crews control

    KANELAND—After a 2012-13 campaign that saw a pickup of two late-season wins to improve to 3-6 in dual action, Kaneland girls bowling could be excused if it dwelled in the positive. But the loss of five seniors...

    • Posted November 21, 2013
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    Recovery mission

    Photo: Junior Taylor Eaves looks to shoot with sophomore Vanessa Gould playing defense during Friday’s practice. Photos by Patti Wilk Kaneland girls feel they can replace successful leaders KANELAND—Last February’s season-ending regional loss to Plano hurt in...

    • Posted November 21, 2013
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  • Photo: Dodgers win

    WASCO—The Wasco competitive Major team Dodgers won the championship game verses the Brewers in a well-pitched defensive battle between the two teams Oct. 20 in Wasco. The Dodgers were able to score two runs with timely hitting...

    • Posted November 21, 2013
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    Leveraging Success

    Photo: Kaneland sophomore Austin Parks carries some familiar weight up the hill during the annual wrestling training/team building practice at Johnson’s Mound in Elburn on Saturday. Photo by Patti Wilk KANELAND—With a 13-13 dual mark and three...

    • Posted November 21, 2013
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    Kaneland Youth Competitive Cheer qualifies for State

    The Kaneland Youth Competitive Cheer team ended its regular season by earning a bid to the State competition in December. The team is in its second year of existence and is comprised of girls in grades 6-8...

    • Posted November 21, 2013
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  • Three softball signings at KHS

    Three Kaneland High School softball standouts signed with three separate universities on Nov. 13 in the KHS library in front of their teammates, families and coaches. Lauren Zick signed with St. John’s University in Queens, N.Y., Lexi...

    • Posted November 21, 2013
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  • Kaneland announces interim athletics, activities director

    Maple Park—Kaneland School District 302 recently announced a finalized plan for filling the position of interim athletics and activities director for the remainder of the 2013-14 school year. The position will be filled by a team of...

    • Posted November 21, 2013
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  • JoAnn M. Haring

    JoAnn M. Haring, 65, of Batavia, formerly of Lily Lake, passed away Nov. 15, 2013. She was born March 11, 1948, in St. Charles, the daughter of Marvin and Josephine (Neri) Toppel. JoAnn grew up in St....

    • Posted November 21, 2013
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  • LaVerne Haug

    LaVerne Haug, 86, of Virgil, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at Lincolnshire Place, in Sycamore. He was born Oct. 23, 1927, in Elgin, the son of Joseph and Margaret (Mettel) Haug. LaVerne grew up...

    • Posted November 21, 2013
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  • Charles Edward ‘Charlie’ Thul

    Charles Edward “Charlie” Thul, 65, of Cortland, formerly Elburn, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Cortland on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. He was born June 16, 1948, in Redbank, N.J., the son of Charles and Rita...

    • Posted November 21, 2013
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  • Editorial: Local municipalities dive headfirst into holiday season

    With Thanksgiving just around the corner, local municipalities are getting ready to put their respective holiday-themed events on display for the entire Kaneland community to enjoy. Each local holiday event is unique—no question about it. However, all...

    • Posted November 21, 2013
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  • Community Corner: A thank you from Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters

    by Denise Blaszynski President, Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters The autumn season, specifically Thanksgiving, is the perfect time of year for reflection—a time when we are thankful for what we have and what we have been given. The...

    • Posted November 21, 2013
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  • Letter: Knights Wrestling kicks off its season

    The Knights Wrestling community is on the move at all levels. Kaneland High School kicked it off by inviting the middle school and club wrestlers to join in their Johnsons Mound training session. They braved the weather...

    • Posted November 21, 2013
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  • Letter: Putting in two cents on Kaneland’s proposed tax levy

    I just wanted to put in my two cents about the tax levy proposed by the Kaneland School District. Many of us out here in the private sector have not had a raise in years, and in...

    • Posted November 21, 2013
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    Holiday gift-giving and winter activity guide

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    • Posted November 21, 2013
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    Nov. 21 edition will likely be late to subscribers this week

    Due to a delay in printing, it looks like this week’s edition of the Elburn Herald (Nov. 21, 2013) will be delivered a day late. We apologize for the inconvenience.

    • Posted November 21, 2013
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  • Kaneville resident to take relief supplies to tornado-damaged area

    KANEVILLE—Kaneville resident Kathy Hoffman is asking the public to donate tornado relief items to Washington, Ill., residents affected by last Sunday’s tornado outbreak. Hoffman this Sunday will transport the donated items down to Washington. Items that are...

    • Posted November 20, 2013
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    Day in the Park to return?

    ELBURN—Fireworks may return to Elburn in 2015, and both the Chamber of Commerce and the Elburn Lions Club have formed committees to revive the Day in the Park festival. The fireworks were scuttled in 2008 for financial...

    • Posted November 18, 2013
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    Holiday spirit arrives in Sugar Grove

    PHOTOS: Holiday In The Grove’s third annual lighting of the tree was held Saturday morning at the Sugar Grove Community Center. The Sugar Grove Fire Department chauffeured Santa Claus to do the honors in lighting this year’s...

    • Posted November 18, 2013
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  • Conley Outreach, Salvation Army bring Christmas Kettles to Kaneland area

    ELBURN—Look for the familiar red Salvation Army kettles this November and December throughout the Kaneland and Big Rock area. Conley Outreach (the local Salvation Army Service Extension representative), together with local Scout troops, businesses, 4-H clubs, church...

    • Posted November 18, 2013
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    Photos: Elementary students honor Veterans Day

    A ceremony to honor veterans took place at 8:50 a.m. Monday by the flagpole on the campus of Kaneland John Stewart Elementary School in Elburn. The school’s students and staff, the Elburn Legion, the Fox Valley Concert...

    • Posted November 18, 2013
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  • School Board discusses tentative Tax Levy

    KANELAND—The Kaneland community on Monday had the chance to weigh in on the tentative Tax Levy recently proposed by the Kaneland School Board. The requested amount is $52,210,825, and includes operating levy amounts and bond and interest...

    • Posted November 18, 2013
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  • Kaneland grads awarded UIUC engineering scholarships

    URBANA-CHAMPAIGN, ILL.—Kaneland High School graduates Marissa Villafuerte and Michael Saucedo recently received scholarships from the The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s College of Engineering. Villafuerte, studying civil engineering, was awarded both the Boeing Engineering Diversity Scholarship and...

    • Posted November 18, 2013
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  • Students of the Term for fall 2013

    KANELAND—The following Kaneland High School students were recently recognized as Students of the Term for Term I of the 2013-14 school year: Grant Wooten (CTE—Business), Jacob Gomes (CTE—Family and Consumer Science), Colin Gussman (English), Madeline Heinzer (Fine...

    • Posted November 18, 2013
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  • KHS to destroy 2008 temporary education records

    MAPLE PARK—Kaneland High School will be destroying temporary education records of students who graduated in 2008. If you would like to obtain your records before they are destroyed, contact Laura McPhee at Kaneland High School, (630) 365-5100...

    • Posted November 18, 2013
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  • Archibald named to The Webb School honor roll

    BELL BUCKLE, TENN.—Grace Archibald of Elburn was recently named to The Webb School’s B honor roll for the first quarter of the 2013-14 school year. Archibald is currently a 10th-grader at the school, which is an independent...

    • Posted November 16, 2013
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  • Elburn residents receive CABAA scholarships through Lewis University

    ROMEOVILLE, ILL.—Brian Zankowski and Kelly Kovacic of Elburn were two of nine Lewis University aviation students to recently receive scholarships from the Chicago Area Business Aviation Association (CABAA). Zankowski received the Flight Safety Professional Flight Award. The...

    • Posted November 16, 2013
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  • Authentic Moms holds 3rd annual pre-Christmas Swap Shop

    Authentic Moms Pre-Christmas Swap Shop Friday, Nov. 15 and Saturday, Nov. 16 Elburn & Countryside Community Center Gymnasium 525 N. Main St., Elburn Drop off items on Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Pick up...

    • Posted November 15, 2013
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    Knights valiant

    Injuries, JCA juggernaut create perfect storm for 2nd-round elimination JOLIET, ILL.—Even before the Class 5A playoffs began, Kaneland football knew what it could be getting into. After a convincing win over first-round opponent Hampshire last week, Kaneland...

    • Posted November 14, 2013
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    Lady Knights display Peoria power

    Collective effort yields fifth place in Class 2A final PEORIA, ILL—There may have been no individual state champ for the Lady Knights cross country squad in 2013, but the team-wide effort was still something to behold. Detweiller...

    • Posted November 14, 2013
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    Knight boys show tough State of mind

    Photo: Senior Nathaniel Kucera crosses the finish line at Saturday’s State meet as Kaneland’s third finisher in 15:54. Photo by Mary Paulson Tough field meets solid resolve for 22nd place finish PEORIA, ILL.—Without fail, every time you...

    • Posted November 14, 2013
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    Kylie Siebert named to CCIW all-conference team

    ROCK ISLAND, ILL.—Augustana sophomore Kylie Siebert, a Sugar Grove native and Kaneland graduate, was recently named to the all-conference volleyball team in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin. Siebert, a 5-foot-5 libero, was the lone representative...

    • Posted November 14, 2013
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